Headshots in Washington DC - Connor McLaren Photography

Connor McLaren Photography

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Why Pick Me as Your DC Headshot Photographer?

There is no shortage of professional headshot photographers in DC. So, what sets me apart?

1. Growing up with a hearing loss, I've honed a unique ability to perceive and interpret the world in ways many might miss. With every photograph I capture, I strive to convey more than just the visible; I aim to capture the emotions, stories, and subtleties beneath the surface.

2. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, my knowledge in this field allows me to quickly establish rapport with diverse individuals. This skill translates into making people feel at ease in front of the camera.

Naturally Stunning Photo Editing.
The choice is yours, whether you opt for subtle refinements or a full-on "wrinkle eraser" effect, my goal is to ensure that the retouching remains natural and true to your original appearance.

Gorgeous Lighting.
My top-tier lighting techniques ensure soft light that accentuates your unique beauty. I continuously adjust the lighting to ensure you look absolutely radiant, with no harsh shadows in sight.


 I recommend it. Studio lighting detects blemishes, ruddiness, and under-eye bags. If you do your own makeup, apply more than average to compensate for high-key studio lighting.


Go-to colors are navy, white, black, cream, gray, olive, and burgundy. I typically recommend solid colors. I recommend trying on what you plan to wear beforehand -- you want to feel comfortable. 

Jackson T.

"Connor is an amazing photographer. Time and time again he has turned out amazing headshots for me. He takes time to ask what you are looking for, plan ahead, and is super friendly during the entire shoot. I'll be going back to him when I need headshots again, and know that friends that have used him for events and group photos have also been so happy."

Matt G.

"Connor was the photographer at a friends wedding and after seeing their amazing photos I asked him to do some headshots for me. He was really thoughtful around time of day for that golden hour lighting, really helpful with posing (and politely telling me to open my eyes more lol). He was so fast and efficient and I got SO MANY GOOD OPTIONS! Honestly will definitely work with him again in the future! Highly recommend"

Anthony M.

"Connor did a wonderful job at two projects, a personal project and a work related project. I highly recommend him for both your business and personal photography needs. He is timely, helpful, and very flexible with everything. He has a lot of great ideas and turns around projects quickly. If you are looking for a photographer in the DC area (or anywhere else!) go to Connor first!"

Based in Navy Yard, Washington DC
(240) 515-1626connor_mclaren@mac.com

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Headshots in Washington DC - Connor McLaren Photography
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